Current Water and Sewer Rates
2020 Sewer Cost of Service Process
The City has initiated a comprehensive Cost-of-Service Study to examine the costs to provide wastewater services. The Water Cost of Service Process began with the selection of Raftelis Consulting Engineers in February 2019. The Study will examine the costs and revenue requirements to operate and maintain the City's wastewater infrastructure. For more information and to review documents relevant to this process, click here.
2017 Water Rate Modifications and Cost of Service Process
The 2017 Cost of Service Study analyzed historical consumption data, costs to treat and deliver potable water and determined revenue requirements to fully recover the cost to operate the City's water utility service. Water rates for both the fixed meter charge and variable consumption charges were established for a five-year period. Additionally, a wholesale water supply charge was established to decouple the wholesale water costs from the City's rate structure. The water supply charge is subject to annual adjustment based on actual water costs from the City's wholesale water suppliers. For more information and to review documents relevant to this process, click here.
The current water rates were approved by City Council on November 7, 2017. Rate modifications were recommended based on the 2017 Cost of Service Study. Water rates have taken effect on January 1, 2018 and first appeared on the February 2018 billing statements. Rate adjustments will annually occur on January 1st of each year.
Ever wonder why your water rates are going up, even though you're using less? Good question!
To review historical documentation for the water and sewer rates, click here.